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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2006
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 96310)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 The Love Grass Shiraz is 85% Shiraz blended with tiny proportions of seven other varieties. Purple-colored, it reveals aromas of spice box, violets, blueberry, and game. Layered and plush, it has excellent grip, several years of aging potential, and a lengthy close. It will drink well from 2011 to 2019.
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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.